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RATINGS: 2070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop-Heads, your dreams have come true! Hop Ottin' is Boontling for "hardworking hops," and they're surely hard at work in this brew. Hop Ottin' starts with a strong floral aroma, which winds into a deep and complex body. In an intriguing balance, honey-drenched malts coat rich hop undertones. At length, the hops prevail, with a satisfyingly crisp finish. Hop Ottin' bites like a cankicky bluetail (Hop Ottin' bites like a rattlesnake looking for a fight.)


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Bottle 12oz. Pours with a deep amber color with the hint of oragen-red overtones, with an off white head. The hops are eveident in the aroma of this beer. It tastes awesome with the hops hittin the palete with force. Hey hop lovers give this one a try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours light copper color, thin white head. Good hop aroma, flowery and piney. Decent malt backbone in the aroma, I get some caramel coming thru. This is very balanced to me, lots of malt, good hop bitterness and some tea and honey. Medium body, finish is slightly bitter and some honey. Decent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Had on tap at Brouwers. Very solid IPA. Great aroma with a nice sharp hop taste. Very balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sweetnlow (19) - Hudson, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2006
This ale cured my hop withdrawal symptoms in Hong Kong (East End Brewery, 2 island locations). Bottle pours a dark gold, rich hops charging through the aroma and flavor. Now if I could get this in Massachusetts ?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
1 pint draught, d.b.a. Sweet malt aroma. Amber and clear with a small white head. A little hop aroma. Delicious malty flavour with a strong hoppy background. Crisp and medium-bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrob21 (2934) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
I like hops but not ones that finish in a bitter, biting sort of way. The most entertaining thing about this beer is the label. Bear + deer antlers = beer. Get it?!@ Not very well balanced. This is to IPAs what Heineken is to Pilsners. A bitter hell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Dark golden with fast disappearing white head; interesting nose of caramel (and loads of it), bitter coffee, but also fresh apricot, it has depth but the alcohol is quite apparent; super full carbonation in a very bitter body with complexity, character and lot of fill to it; into a very bitter finish, very apparent, doesn’t fade: fresh brown sugar, caramel, later very hoppy dry pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
[bottle @ Bukowski’s] Looks great- aroma is certainly floral hops. Flavors are well balanced- a bit on the woody, malt side of things. Finishes strong and bitter. A solid, well made IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 3, 2006
Pleasent floral and hoppish aromas greet the nose. The pour is amber, some cloudiness, and a nice tan head of full duration and excellent lacing. The taste starts with a slight maltiness that quickly becomes bitter with a grapefruitiness. The finish on the palate lingers with the bitterness of the hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Had this on tap at Issac newtons with Stegosaurus. Pours a copper/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and hops. Flavor was bitter, sweet, citrus. Too bitter for me.


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